“I Just Don’t Have The Ability To Do It!”

 LAST YEAR I remarked, “Can I really grow Dahlias in my flower beds this year?” Well, here is a picture of one that was definitely successful. When I planted the tuber last year, the weather was so bad that I thought it would never peek through the soil. Maybe “I Just Don’t Have The Ability To Do It!” I would check the spot where I had planted everyday, sometimes twice or more each day…and still nothing poked through the dirt. My wife said to me, after coming into house after my “look-see” and said,  “Mel, have you prayed about your Dahlia tuber growing?” I didn’t answer but immediately went back to the spot outside and prayed, while putting my hand over the spot, “Lord, bless this tuber which I can’t see and let it grow beautifully. Thank You in Jesus Name!” Two days after I had prayed my request, Wyn’s Enchantment saw the light and the blooms that you see here measured 7″ across.

Why is God always giving us something to do when it seems to be above our ability?

What ever we do, we need God to do it with! We have learned together in my last blog, “What’s LOVE Got To Do With It?” that we have been Anointed in God’s LOVE; “I’ve got God’s ability painted on my ability“. Don’t you find things more enjoyable doing when it is with someone else?

Relationships Requirements in LOVE

Matthew 16:24 says,  “…If anyone desires to be my disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself,and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also].”

Relationship with Yeshua (JESUS) on an everyday and every situation requires us to deny one’s self, take up His cause and follow Him. It also requires obedience to the relationship. I like to call it “the Set Asides”:

1.  Set aside YOUR THINKING

2.  Set aside YOUR FEELINGS

3.  Set aside YOUR DESIRES, when it is in opposition to His Word.

4.  DENYING OF OURSELVES according to Scripture.

Those four points in LOVE Relationship is “Agape” type of Loving; unconditional LOVE.

The Partnership in the LOVE Connection

Romans 8:28,  “We are assured and know that [God being a partner in our labor] ALL THINGS work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who LOVE God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.”

Everyday when I do the detective work in God’s Word, I apply this verse. God “Loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so”. You learn by the confidence coming from His Word, and it’s much more comforting to have a Partner inlove” while laboring, than to be “self-seeking” in accomplishment. I like a defenition of the word FAITH from a mentor of mind:  “Faith is a practical expression of your confidence in God and in His Word.”

How to trust God’s LOVE

You have probably heard the statement, “The ‘buck’ stops here”. I have been reminded of that many times over my working years. When you are given authority especially, someone often uses that quotation when there are decisions to be made. Is it different in our spiritual relationships? God is responsible for the plan He’s set in your life. There is never any indecision with God.  Everyone has this plan with His will in your life. BUT until you find the will, you will feel void.

Trusting in every “LOVE RELATIONSHIP” is a must in our lives. NO TRUST and the relationship collapses! Trusting God means, when things are going right and even when they are not. You plant yourself in relationship with God, NO MATTER WHAT; relying on Him to accomplish His will in your life.  There is a blessing NOT to know everything yourself; stop taking the glory away from God. It’s His plan, the “buck stops with your Heavenly Father” and have the faith and confidence to know that every good thing that has happened in your life comes from the Power of the Holy Spirit.

The Anointing Shows Up When…

It shows up when you are in a trusting relationship with God. When you say,  “I need Him to…”  God’s will in my life won’t happen unless…”I trust Him to do it! NOT me but that He will do it. Turn to the Book of Matthew to see what TRUST is about and what TRUST isn’t.

Matthew 4:5-7  is about when the devil confronts Jesus with temptation. Satan, trying to side-track His confidence by suggestion, quotes Scripture (verse 6). Yes, the devil knows the Word. He just doesn’t obey it.

Verse 7 says, “Jesus said to him, On the other hand, it is written also, you shall not tempt, test throughly, or try exceedingly the Lord your God.”

Those verses in Matthew 4, along with Deuteronomy 6:16; Exodus 17:7, is where Jesus is responding to Satan, the “tempter”. That is not TRUSTING when you are testing, or tempting or trying the Lord. “No God, I’ve got this! I cando it myself this time.”  Deuteronomy 8:13-17 is also a reminder in the LOVE CONNECTION in partnership with God. The Lord is reminding the children of the Covenant, not to forget where “in your getting, get understanding”” comes from. In verse 17,  “And beware lest you say in your [mind and] heart, My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.”  There is a difference in the meanings of being prosperous and having wealth. “Wealth is the ability to accumulate through power and strength”. “Prosperity” is a discussion I investigated in one of my previous blogs.  “Prosperity” doesn’t just mean money, but it refers to a “wholeness” obtained through The Blessing; not a “blessing”; physical and spiritual health, deliverence.

Deuteronomy 8:18 says,  “BUT you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”

When you are pulling up to the gas pump this week and look at the per gallon price, are you thinking of your relationship or your pocket book? Are you remembering and receiving Gods promises; “He who gives you power to get wealth…”? Or are you saying in your mind and heart, “How am I going to pay my bills with gasoline prices climbing?”  God’s will in your life is to establish His covenant relationship with you and I. It won’t happen unless…”I trust Him to do it”.

II Corinthians 8:11,  “So now finish doing it, that your [enthusiastic] readiness in desiring it may be equalled by your completion of it according to your ability and means.”

I trust God with unreserved confidence that He will do it, He will perform it.

God is alert and active!  Jeremiah 1:12.

God is higher than any difficulty I might have, including “sickness”.  Psalm 57:2

“For I am the Lord; I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall be performed (come to pass); it shall be no more delayed or prolonged, for in your days {insert your name}…I will speak the word and will perform it, says the Lord God.”  Ezekiel 12:25

Ezekiel is saying that you should be giving God the glory during the delay of….you can fill in the blank.  FAITH, hope and confidence can only be established through LOVE in relationship.  “What Does LOVE Have To Do With It?”  EVERYTHING!!!!

 

 

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